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Growing Pains

Updated on October 16, 2017
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Isabella is a student in Houston, TX and has been writing for several years. She is an avid reader, artist, and musician.

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Once you’ve outgrown your child sized bones

And shed your youthful skin,

You’ll come to know that wherever you go

You’re expected to fit in.


They’ll hate you, mock you, say things that would shock you,

It will sting at first, I know.

But just take it in stride, it will damage their pride,

Remember pain is companion to growth.


You are graceful and bright, brimming with light,

surrounded on all sides.

Proudly you fight, their bark worse than bite

and slowly grow into your hide.


The things you endure when you're young and unsure,

Will naw at you when they arise

As a child, they hurt, but you'll find your rebirth,

And be broken no more just wise.

© 2017 Isabella Allred

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